Brisbane, Australia: Mincom announced an agreement worth USD 7 million with Western Power. Through its adoption of Mincom Mobility solutions, Western Power will enable 1,600 operational field employees to access real-time data about the state of every company asset – such as power poles and street lights – remotely from their mobile devices. “GIS mapping will further enhance our visibility of both the state of our assets and the work plan, ultimately improving our ability to manage the network,” said Leigh Sprlyan, chief information officer at Western Power.
“The deployment of Mincom Mobility represents a major step forward for our organisation, helping us shift from disparate inspection systems to a solution that fully integrates inspections with the corporate asset-management system, enabling a more proactive asset-maintenance programme,” continued Leigh.
For more than 10 years, Western Power has successfully streamlined its asset infrastructure with Mincom Ellipse, an enterprise asset management (EAM) application suite. After a substantial re-evaluation of applications supporting the company’s core business processes, Western Power decided to further extend its use of Mincom Ellipse.
Under the new contract, Western Power will upgrade to the current release of Mincom’s EAM platform, Mincom Ellipse 6.3. In addition, Western Power has licensed Mincom Mobility, a suite of end-to-end, fully integrated mobile applications for automating field-force operations using mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and PDAs.